These Are the 15 Nightmares That Are Keeping America up at Night

What is keeping Americans up at night? A recent study showed that the most common nightmare for Americans showed that Being chased and falling from a height are the two most common nightmare themes. Being shot follows closely behind that.

The Study

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SlotsMove examined the most common nightmares experienced by Americans.

SlotsMove contacted 1,310 respondents and provided them with a list of 15 possible nightmare themes. Participants were allowed to give as many answers as they liked and had the option to make additional comments.

Sleep

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Getting quality sleep is a problem for many Americans. In our modern-day world, where work can find us at all hours, where we hold computers in our hands and have access to 24-hour streaming, it is easy to get distracted and put off those much-needed ZZZs each night.

The Findings

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– Being chased and falling from a height are the two most common nightmare themes, quoted by 65.3% and 64.7% of the respondents, respectively

– Nearly 55% said they had had a bad dream about getting shot

– Nightmares about natural disasters were confirmed by 51.4% of the survey respondents, while 46.1% said they sometimes dream about feeling lost

Being Chased

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65.3% of Americans had a nightmare about being chased.

Falling Down

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64.70% of Americans had a nightmare about falling down

Getting Shot

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54.8% of Americans had a nightmare about getting shot

Tornadoes/Hurricanes

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51.4% of Americans had a nightmare about tornadoes or Hurricanes.

Feeling Lost

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46.10% of Americans had a nightmare about feeling lost.

Death of a Loved One

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44.70% of Americans had a nightmare about the death of a loved one.

Drowning

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39.40% of Americans had a nightmare about drowning.

Sustaining a Physical Injury

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38.00% of Americans had a nightmare about sustaining a physical injury.

Catching on Fire

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32.80% of Americans had a nightmare about catching on fire.

Attending an Exam Unprepared

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30.40% of Americans had a nightmare about attending an exam unprepared.

Trapped in a Dream

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28.20% of Americans had a nightmare about being trapped in a dream.

Abnormality of One’s Body

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19.20% of Americans had a nightmare about an abnormality in their body.

Bug and Beetle Infestation

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13.30% of Americans had a nightmare about a bug and beetle infestation.

Car Trouble

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8.50% of Americans had a nightmare about having car trouble

Monsters

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6.80% of Americans had a nightmare about monsters.

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